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PGCPS Teen Arrested, Charged as Adult in Fatal Shooting of Another Teen


The 17-year-old boy Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) accused of shooting and killing another PGCPS teen has been arrested.

Chet Markland Jarret Jr. of Lothian, Maryland, has been charged as an adult in the murder of 17-year-old Jajuan McRae.

Investigators believe Jarret and McRae got into a fight in the 4300 block of Rockport Lane in Glenn Dale on Aug 21, 2015. When officers arrived to the area just before 10 p.m., they found McRae suffering from gunshot wounds. He died a short time later at an area hospital.

Police say Jarrett was arrested Wednesday. He has been charged with first- and second-degree murder.

As reported previously in this blog, fights among PGCPS youth are out of control and something needs to be done to change the tide. On or around August 15th, 2015, another PGCPS student Joseph Titus Ayobami Abariko was shot dead at Largo in similar circumstances.

It’s time for CEO Kevin Maxwell and the Board of Education for Prince George’s County to walk the walk and show leadership on these issues. One life lost to senseless violence is one too many-especially if it could have been prevented.


Another PGCPS teen sought for allegedly killing another 17-year-old in Maryland

chet markland jarrett

Chet Markland Jarrett Jr a pgcps student (seen above Courtesy of Prince George’s County Police) is accused of first- and second-degree murder

As his senior year at Duval High School approached,­ 17-year-old Jajuan Mcrae had a list of plans: SATs, applying to Delaware State University and obtaining a permit to learn how to drive.

Those aspirations ended abruptly Friday night when an argument and a fight with another teen led to gunfire that killed Mcrae in Glenn Dale, Prince George’s County police said.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant Monday for a 17-year-old in connection with Mcrae’s death.

Police said they are searching for Chet Markland Jarrett Jr., who lives in the 100 block of B Street in Lothian and is accused of first- and second-degree murder. Investigators said they think he shot Mcrae, of Brookstone Terrace in Glenn Dale, after the two youths brawled Friday night in the 4300 block of Rockport Lane.

Officers found Mcrae suffering from gunshot wounds after they were sent to the scene about 9:55 p.m to check on the welfare of a person, officials said. Authorities took Mcrae to a hospital, where he died.

 Police said the teenagers had been engaged in an ongoing dispute, which culminated in a fight and the fatal shooting.

Mcrae’s family is left with questions about how a young man relatives described as easygoing managed to become embroiled in a deadly confrontation.

Mcrae had been raised by his grandparents in their home in Glenn Dale until a year ago when they retired to South Carolina, family members said. An aunt, Shombee Veney, moved into the house so Mcrae could finish high school at Duval and prepare for his next stages of life.

“You know when someone says they have the perfect child? He was well-mannered, always happy,” Veney said in a telephone interview, adding that he had a bright future ahead of him. “He was the most mild-mannered, easygoing indivdual.”

He had just spent the summer visiting his grandparents, and as the school year neared, the teenager told his family that he wanted to study business in college.

Like most teenagers, Mcrae kept a short list of things he loved in life: his Playstation 4, playing basketball with friends, Old El Paso tacos and his family, Veney said. He was the eldest of four and had a 14-year-old sister, a 5-year-old brother and an infant sister.

The only angst he gave his family was being a Philadelphia Eagles fan in a house full of Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys fans, family members said.
 Authorities said they will charge Jarrett as an adult. Police have not told Mcrae’s family or said publicly why the two teens fought.

Mcrae’s family hopes police will arrest his killer or that he will turn himself in and provide some answers as to why Mcrae was shot.

“He was a good kid with plans for the future,” Veney said. “He was an innocent boy. He just could have gone so far in life.”

via Washington Post


Md. man to be sentenced for setting home on fire after divorce


UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJLA) – A Maryland man is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for setting fire to his home and shooting at sheriff’s deputies following a 2014 divorce.

Police said sheriff’s deputies were enforcing an eviction notice on Coley on May 1 at his home that he shared with his wife before they were divorced. The home was supposed to be sold in the divorce. When officers attempted to get Coley out of the home, he told police he had a gun and refused to leave.

The incident escalated into a barricade situation. Police said officers had to take cover after Coley fired several shots from inside his home. Smoke soon became visible from an upstairs bedroom.

Police were able to apprehend Coley minutes later when he exited the home.

Coley faces up to 60 years in prison.

Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/05/md-man-to-be-sentenced-for-setting-home-on-fire-after-divorce-114338.html#ixzz3bY5pSC1l



PGCPS Employee arrested on sex abuse charges.

Jason JamarJason Jamar Howard, 30

Published: April 23, 2013

Riverdale resident and PGCPS Employee at Glenn Dale Elementary School  Jason Jamar Howard, 30, has been arrested by Prince George’s County police (PGPD) and charged with sexually abusing a student at the school.

Based on preliminary investigations—including notification from the victim’s parents—police believe that Howard sexually abused a child at Glenn Dale Elementary on April 17.

According to the charging documents, the confession stemmed from an  incident Wednesday in which a teacher saw Howard sit next to the child,  reach his hand  up the girl’s skirt and put his hand inside her underwear.

The teacher notified the principal of the incident. The child then told her parents, who contacted police.

Once arrested, Howard, an aide at the school, told police he had fondled the student about 10 to 15 times during the current and last school years, according to charging documents.~~> (Read more –Washingtonpost)  (NBC-News) ( Bowie-Patch) (WUSA9) (Gazzette) (PGPD)

Persons with information about Howard or this case are asked to call the PGPD Children and Vulnerable Adult unit at 301-772-4930. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to PG Police website  and submit a tip online.